There seems to be some positive progress with regard to Messerschmitt BF-109E "White 14" at Biggin Hill. It seems today she was out for engine runs, which can only mean that she is getting closer to flight.
We in the UK have been very much anticipating the day she joins the circuit and is back in the sky. Having previously been owned and operated by the Ed Russell group in Canada, she was acquired by the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar a few years ago. However she needed an engine overhaul before returning to flight and this has been slower than anticipated from what I gather.
However it looks as though progress has been made and the thought of seeing this fighter in the sky is very exciting indeed. She is one of only two original German built BF-109s that are airworthy on the planet, and an example of a variant that would have seen combat during the Battle of Britain. Ironic then that she would eventually be based at Biggin Hill, one of the RAF fighter stations that saw some of the heaviest combat during the battle.
FInally after all these years, we have the potential to see correct to era variants of all three iconic fighters from the Battle of Britain flying together. Spitfire, Hurricane and BF-109, and why not throw in the Blenheim for good measure. FIngers crossed that this will happen soon.
Some footage of the engine run.